Deliciously Delectable Old Recipes, Baby. Cook it!
I love the holidays. I love the coziness of it all. Christmas is Cozy. It’s marketed as cozy with its images of fireplaces, mistletoe, stockings, trees, red tones, and Eggnog. Not Eggnot, as I almost wrote, but Eggnot. Did it again.
Eggnot, Eggnot, oh how I enjoy thee. This year my friend Luci and I tried to make our own Eggnot, and succeeded in that it was delicious (and tasted like melted ice-cream), but not in that it was non-alcoholic, a mistake that I’ve learned never to repeat. The alcohol is important in the Eggnot, because the drink itself is cold. It’s the alcohol that adds the warmth. We both noted its absence, though we both also had seconds.
There are several recipes for Eggnot online– I didn’t have one from my CakeNana, but found one here, on this handy-dandy Eggnot Blog, called The Eggnog Recipe. Simple enough.
But somehow, though the directions are extremely easy, we seemed to mix together a couple of recipes and make our own weird Eggnot creation. Even when there were directions aplenty…. I guess Aplenty was too many for us.!
Simple Eggnot Recipe, mostly lifted from The Eggnog Recipe Blog.
BOURBON– do remember
6 egg yolks
3 tbsp of Vanilla
Half Pint of Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Cup Whole Milk
8 Tablespoons of Sugar
Separate the egg yolks from the whites. This is easiest done by hand– crack open the egg, then let the white fall through your fingers and into a bowl as you cradle the yolk. Place yolk in a separate bowl and save the egg whites for future use. I made a DELICIOUS EGG WHITE OMELET. Yum!
Beat the egg yolks until creamy.
Add the sugar, milk, and cream by turns. Keep beating.
Add the Vanilla, Nutmeg, and Ground Cinnamon. Beat!
Voila. Place the ‘Nog in the fridge and let it chill for about an hour.
Before serving, add the bourbon. How much? I don’t know, as we didn’t add it! But I would add a dash to each cup as we serve it, like a mixed drink. The alcoholic eggnog recipe on the site says one cup, though that batch of nog is also much bigger. So maybe add a half a cup to the mix? Good Luck finding the right amount for you ;).